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Meet a Polar Bear Scientist

May 1
12:30 pm
Meet a polar bear scientist and learn how you can help polar bears.12:30 pm:  Special Presentation: Polar Bear Conservation in a Changing World: Challenges, Opportunities, and Partnerships (Zoo Education Building) Learn about P... More event info »

Budgie Buddies Opening

May 6 - May 7
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for a weekend jam-packed with new things to see and do this summer! Budgie Buddies is open 10:30 am-2 pm weekdays and 10:30 am-1 pm & 2 pm-5 pm on weekends.  Activities ... More event info »

Garden Tour

May 7
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth Garden Tour to learn about the plants in the Zoo collection. Learn about the beautiful plants on Zoo grounds, how they fit into the ecosystem, and how plants and animals relate.Garden ... More event info »

Renovated Rocky Shores Grand Opening

May 11
11:00 am
Join us at 11 a.m. May 11 for the Big Reveal of the completely renovated Rocky Shores habitat, featuring Chinook the California sea lion, walruses, sea otters, puffins, murres and other animals. Tacoma Rainiers' mascot Rhubarb will wind up his ... More event info »

Half-Price Moms' Day

May 13
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day jam-packed with new experiences on Saturday, May 13. All moms will receive half-off general admission! Half-off tickets are available only at the front gate. ... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 16
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo. See all dates >Valid for daytime admission only. Not valid for special events. More event info »

Brew Night at the Zoo

May 18
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Become a "castaway" for the night sipping some great brews from local breweries at the first annual Brew Night at the Zoo. Join us and toast the new Washed Ashore exhibit and the wonderful marine animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Gu... More event info »

Don't Fry Day

May 26
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
With summer just around the corner, it's important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Join Washington State Department of Health for a Zoo-wide scavenger hunt to learn how animals protect themselves and how you and your family can prev... More event info »

Wild Wonders Show Opening

May 27 - May 29
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for a weekend jam-packed with new things to see and do this summer!Activities ... More event info »